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Free food! Bike to Work Day is Friday

Heather McGregor
Clean Energy Economy News

National Bike to Work Day is Friday, with a free breakfast at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

"Whether you are riding to work, to school or for your morning errands, stop by for free breakfast burritos, coffee and orange juice, and to meet other riders," said Sue Schnitzer, manager of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

The library, the city of Glenwood Springs, CLEER and Ride Garfield County, a Garfield Clean Energy project, are hosting National Bike to Work Day from 7-10 a.m. on Friday at the Library Plaza, 815 Cooper Ave.

In addition to free breakfast, riders can learn about the WeCycle Glenwood Springs community bike-share initiative and see a bike-share bicycle.

Riders can also see the library's bicycle bookmobile and get a free chair massage from Midland Fitness.

Riders who haven't yet signed up for the Ride Garfield County Team Challenge can get registered at the event and start logging their miles. The Team Challenge started May 1 and runs through Sept. 30.

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Riders can compete individually and in teams by logging their miles for bicycling and for riding RFTA buses and carpooling. To get started sooner, visit GarfieldCleanEnergy.org.

"Bike to Work Day is a great way to get in gear for summer bike riding," said Dave Betley, assistant public works director for Glenwood Springs. "Getting around by bicycle is good for your health and for the environment. And in Glenwood Springs, using a bicycle can help ease traffic congestion during the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project."

Glenwood Springs will host a second Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 22, which is Colorado Bike to Work Day.

Glenwood Springs National Bike to Work Day is sponsored by Garfield Clean Energy, Glenwood Springs Branch Library, city of Glenwood Springs, CLEER, Colorado Department of Transportation, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, LiveWell Garfield County, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Treadz, Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, Factory Outdoor, Midland Fitness and the Colorado River District.

Additional sponsors are welcome to help with local events and prizes. Contact CLEER at (970) 704-9200 or ride@GarfieldCleanEnergy.org to learn more.